The Close, Salisbury

£495,000 Guide Price
For Sale

Property Features

  • Ground floor apartment with private entrance
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Drawing room; kitchen/breakfast room
  • Bathroom; en suite dressing/shower room
  • Private south facing terrace; 2 courtyards
  • Residents parking; communal grounds

Property Summary

Ground floor apartment with its own entrance, a south facing terrace and wonderful views of the Cathedral.

Full Details

Entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Private south facing terrace, communal gardens with river frontage, parking.

This ground floor apartment forms part of a most attractive Grade II listed period building known as Audley House and retains many interesting details. Described in 1785 as a ‘new genteel brick built dwelling’ it has earlier origins dating back to the 13th Century. The property formed part of the Sarum St Michael College (formally a 19th Century Diocesan Training College) until it was converted in 1979 into residential apartments.

Outside space includes a secluded private terrace. In addition, separated from the more modern parts of Sarum St Michael, it shares approximately three acres of communal gardens leading to the River Avon and meadows beyond. The development has its own caretakers and ample parking for all the residents and visitors.

The gated Cathedral Close is a quiet and secure location and from here it is a short level walk into the city centre with an excellent range of shopping, educational, leisure and cultural facilities. There is a popular theatre, arts centre, cinema and twice weekly market. The mainline station has trains to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. The New Forest and the Solent shoreline are both within an easy journey.

From the West Walk the period front door with fanlight over opens into the:

ENTRANCE HALL
Coat rack and built in cupboard containing meter.

BEDROOM ONE
A large well proportioned room with period cornicing, pair of deep tall sash windows with period shutters. Magnificent views of the Cathedral West front and famously tall spire. Telephone point.

DRAWING ROOM
A spacious reception room with good ceiling height and double French doors with side windows facing and overlooking the private terrace. Ample space for dining. Wooden floor. Large original fireplace with beam over. Various deep built in storage cupboards and tall open shelving. Telephone point and TV aerial connection.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
Fitted with a good range of high and low level storage units, plentiful worktop space incorporating dual fuel hob with extractor over. Built in double oven, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washer/dryer. Gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Telephone point. West facing windows to inner courtyard and beyond.

REAR HALL
Long black and white tiled corridor lined with book shelves. Glazed door and windows to sheltered inner courtyard. Wide full height airing cupboard with slatted shelving and lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater.

BATHROOM
Fitted with a white suite of bath with electric shower over, low level WC bidet and wash hand basin. Deep blue tiled walls. Shaver point.

BEDROOM TWO
Double bedroom with a sash window. TV aerial point. Door to the:

ENSUITE DRESSING/SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with low level WC, wash hand basin and enclosed electric shower. Full height wardrobe/storage cupboard with double doors. External door to rear courtyard with rambling rose and potted plants.

OUTSIDE
The apartment has the rare benefit of a private south facing terrace with mature shrubs and trees with a large covered storage area and gate to West Walk. Two additional private courtyards. There are further communal gardens adjoining the River Avon and we understand Sarum St Michael retain the fishing rights. Salisbury Cathedral Close is one of the largest of around 80 acres of tranquil green space. Salisbury was the Sunday Times winner of ‘The best place to live’ in 2019. The author, Bill Bryson, described Salisbury Cathedral and the Close around it as the most beautiful space in England.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are available.

BROADBAND
We understand that average speeds of 362Mb are available with M350 Fibre Broadband from Virgin Media.

COUNCIL TAX
Band F. Charge for 2020/21 £2,911.46

TENURE
Leasehold, 125 years from 1979.

POSTCODE
SP1 2EZ

OUTGOINGS
Service charge – £4,456.20 for 2020/21.
Ground rent – £35.42 for 2020/21.

TO VIEW
By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.
Tel 01722 337575

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS 2017
Please note, purchasers will be required to provide identity information, so Anti Money Laundering checks can be undertaken before an offer can be accepted on any property we are marketing.

Ref: 17032.200616

No EPCs are available for this property

Get in touch

Estate Agents Salisbury Myddelton Major
Salisbury Office
49 High Street
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2PD

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